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When Jen takes a poorly defined job at a start-up chaired by Leora Infinitis—a wealthy sit-com actress and celebrity philanthropist—she finds herself swept into a toxic office culture ironically steeped in the language of uplift and self-discovery. The foundation’s aim is ostensibly to empower women, but its all-female staff spends their time devising acronyms for useless programs, ruthlessly undermining one another, and stroking Leora’s ego. Amid the absurd operations of the foundation, Jen’s status anxiety, professional frustrations, and her fear that she may never have a baby begin to threaten her relationship with her husband and her two best friends.

Ferociously intelligent, Break in Case of Emergency is a scathingly funny satire of celebrity do-goodism, as well as a heartfelt exploration of the difficulty of navigating female friendships as they shift to accommodate marriage and family, and the unspoken tensions that can erode even the strongest bonds.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In this cutting commentary on workplace toxicity and how its tendrils can strangle relationships, Winter uses humor to illuminate the state of modern work, family, and friendship.”


  • “Hilarious. The personal and workplace plots are woven together beautifully. Read, cringe, laugh, relate.”


  • “Enthralling, sharply observed”

    Marie Claire

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